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New York Times, Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Author:
Victor Barocas
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Ursa Major and Ursa Minor?
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Victor Barocas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FKQ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Barocas. Wednesday freshness: 26%
Victor Barocas notes:
For the new constructors out there, I taught myself a lesson by starting with a grid that forced my long downs to cross three theme ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SHOOTING STARS is so apt for Sagittarius (the archer) and Orion (the hunter). Such creativity, coming up with in-the-language base ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times5/10/23 ( No. 26,846 )
Across
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Toot one's own horn : BRAG
5
Opposite of "sans" : AVEC
9
Crime lord strangled by Princess Leia : JABBA
14
Tibetan monk : LAMA
15
Home of the Sphinx : GIZA
16
Elba who portrayed Nelson Mandela : IDRIS
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Ursa Major and Ursa Minor? : OVERBEARS
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They're found around castles : MOATS
20
1992 role for Robin Williams or 2019 role for Will Smith : GENIE
21
[I'm right here!] : AHEM
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Three-way intersection : TEE
24
Side dish with ribs : SLAW
27
Mystical mixtures : ELIXIRS
29
Scorpio and Cancer? : NIGHTCRAWLERS
33
Therapists' org. : APA
34
Close up tight : SEAL
35
Taqueria topping : SALSA
38
Thomas who won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature : MANN
40
Critical resource harvested in "Dune" : SPICE
43
Southern pronoun : YALL
44
Outer boundaries : EDGES
46
Tupperware lid sound : BURP
48
Onetime Saturn S.U.V. : VUE
49
Sagittarius and Orion? : SHOOTINGSTARS
53
Entourage : RETINUE
55
Something to perform tricks with : YOYO
56
Low stat for a top pitcher : ERA
57
Small complaints : NITS
59
Modern lead-in to squat : CYBER
63
Telegraph pioneer Samuel : MORSE
65
Pegasus? : HIGHHORSE
68
Change with the situation : ADAPT
69
"___ Enchanted" (2004 film) : ELLA
70
Many a textbook : TOME
71
Famed diarist Samuel : PEPYS
72
Study, e.g. : ROOM
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Wonderstruck : AWED
Down
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Modern journal : BLOG
2
Rapturous review : RAVE
3
"Preach it!" : AMEN
4
Obtrusively showy : GARISH
5
A growing number? : AGE
6
By way of : VIA
7
Journalist Klein who co-founded Vox : EZRA
8
First nut listed on a can of Planters Deluxe Mixed Nuts : CASHEW
9
Pries open : JIMMIES
10
Trouble : ADO
11
World capital 50 miles from Vienna : BRATISLAVA
12
Risky dog to own : BITER
13
Foolish sorts : ASSES
18
They go through loops : BELTS
22
Right-angle shape : ELL
25
Good hole cards in Texas hold 'em : ACES
26
It's filled, and may be filling : WRAP
28
It sees right through you : XRAY
29
Be specific about, in a way : NAME
30
Magic Keyboard go-with : IPAD
31
Genre for N.W.A and Ice-T : GANGSTARAP
32
Defensive line? : ALIBI
36
Offensive line? : SLUR
37
Pub choices : ALES
39
Classic soft drink brand : NEHI
41
Big Apple educational syst. : CUNY
42
"And so … " : ERGO
45
154 Shakespeare works : SONNETS
47
Intimidate, in a way, with "out" : PSYCH
50
Avignon affirmative : OUI
51
Tie to a post, say : TETHER
52
Tundra, for one : TOYOTA
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Lay out in a new pattern : REMAP
54
Wear away : ERODE
58
Bulk storage area : SILO
60
Forehead : BROW
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She's found in "She loves me not" : ESME
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Cattail, e.g. : REED
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John le Carré figure : SPY
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Day-___ : GLO
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___ radio : HAM

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